"We hope, by exchange of information, to locate as many roosts as possible in Hampshire, and to persuade the public by displays, talks and so on that bats are not the macabre creatures horror films would have us believe, and that 'Bats Need Friends'." - Mike Dobson, HBG Founder (1984)

Hampshire Bat Group is a registered charity made up of volunteer members. As a partner group to the Bat Conservation Trust, we aim to promote and support bat conservation in Hampshire and to raise public awareness about these fascinating animals.  Bats need our help because their numbers have decreased drastically in recent years, mainly due to loss of habitat.

Please note that, as a matter of routine, Hampshire Bat Group does not undertake surveys for commercial purposes or to formally object to planning applications.

Recent Announcements

  • Members' Meeting At our next meeting on Thursday 23rd November there will be a series of brief presentations by some of our members describing what has been happening over the past summer. Items lined up so far include experiences manning the BCT’s bat helpline, our new static detector garden bats programme and new thermal imaging videos. Don't forget that our Christmas Social meeting will be on Thursday 14th December.
    Posted Nov 17, 2017, 8:58 AM by Hampshire Bat Group
  • Indoor Meetings Our 2017/18 season of indoor meetings will commence on Thursday 26th October, when Ross Baker of the Surrey Bat Group will give us a presentation on "Nathusius' Pipistrelle Research in Surrey". As usual, this will start at 19.30 at the Swanwick Lakes Study Centre, with refreshments available from 19.00.
    Posted Oct 14, 2017, 3:11 AM by Hampshire Bat Group
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